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More African countries have received their first batches of the coronavirus vaccines under the global Covax scheme.

Rwanda has received its first batch of Covid-19 vaccine doses from the UN-backed Covax distribution initiative.

The country received 240,000 doses of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine, and with a further 102,960 doses of Pfizer vaccine expected to arrive later in the day, according to the health ministry.

Rwanda expects to receive the total of 1,098,960 doses of both the AstraZeneca and Pfizer vaccines.

 

Kenya has also received more than a million doses of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine on Wednesday.

The doses are enough to vaccinate 500,000 people. Frontline health workers, teachers, police officers and the elderly will be first in line.

In the Democratic Republic of Congo, Health Minister Eteni Longondo was at the airport on Tuesday night to receive 1.7 million doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine.

The DR Congo is expecting a total 6.9 million doses to be delivered from now up till the end of May 2021.

Angola received 624,000 doses of the vaccine, while The Gambia received 36,000 doses on Wednesday.

As of the begining of Apirl Madagascar has now also joined the Covax programme and is estimated to recieve thousands of vaccines. 

The Covax scheme by the World Health Organization hopes to deliver more than two billion doses to people in 190 countries in less than a year.

 

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    Adeola is a world traveller and influencer focusing her area of travel on the continent of Africa, being her passion at her core. The aspiring writer wants to use her story to educate those about what different African countries are really like through the gaze of a first-generation British Nigerian. Her solo travels through the continent aim to inspire others giving not only her stories but useful facts about each country.

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